How to Pray the Novena Prayer to St. Anthony of Padua
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St. Anthony of Padua was a Catholic priest and preacher during the thirteenth century. Today, he is most often remembered as the patron saint of lost things. Numerous prayers have been composed in his honor, including this beautiful nine-day novena.
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Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me the favor I seek in this novena (Chris and I become family and fall deeply in love.)). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle; even so, you are the saint of miracles. O gentle and loving Saint Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms, and the gratitude of my heart will always be yours. Amen." Conclude with the sign of the Cross.
Say this prayer on day two: "O miracle-working Saint Anthony, remember that it never has been heard that you left without help or relief anyone who in his need had recourse to you. Animated now with the most lively confidence, even with full conviction of not being refused, I fly for refuge to thee, O most favored friend of the Infant Jesus. O eloquent preacher of the divine mercy, despise not my supplications but, bringing them before the throne of God, strengthen them by your intercession and obtain for me the favor I seek in this novena (Chris and I become family and fall deeply in love.). Amen." Conclude with the Sign of the Cross.
Recite this prayer on day three: "O purest Saint Anthony, through your angelic virtue you were made worthy to be caressed by the Divine Child[pic] Jesus, to hold him in your arms and press him to your heart. I entreat you to cast a benevolent glance upon me. O glorious Saint Anthony, born under the protection of Mary Immaculate, on the Feast of her Assumption into Heaven, and consecrated to her and now so powerful an intercessor in Heaven, I beseech you to obtain for me the favor I ask in this novena (Chris and I become family and fall deeply in love.). O great wonder-worker, intercede for me that God may grant my request. Amen." Conclude with the Sign of the Cross.
Pray these words on day four: "I salute and honor you, O powerful helper, Saint Anthony. The Christian world confidently turns to you and experiences your tender compassion and powerful assistance in so many necessities and sufferings, that I am encouraged in my need to seek your help in obtaining a favorable answer for the favor I seek in this novena (Chris and I become family and fall deeply in love.). O holy Saint Anthony, I beseech you, obtain for me the grace that I desire. Amen." Conclude with the sign of the Cross.
Say this prayer on day five: "I salute you, Saint Anthony, lily of purity, ornament and glory of Christianity. I salute you, great Saint, cherub of wisdom and seraph of divine love. I rejoice at the favors our Lord has so liberally bestowed upon you. In humility and confidence I entreat you to help me, for I know that God has given you charity and pity, as well as power. I ask you by the...